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STEM Activities for Winter and Holiday

STEM activities for winter and holidays can be fun and engaging. Kids will love these STEM challenges for winter and Christmas! Students can practice their science and engineering skills while learning about electrical circuits, making predictions, troubleshooting, and completing fair tests on a prototype. Here are some ideas:

Students will Love these STEM Challenges for the Holidays!

1.   Dissolving Candy Canes in different liquids

Dissolving candy canes science experiment2.  Light Up OrnamentsStudents will make ornaments that light up with simple circuits!Making a light up ornament for ChristmasMaking a light up ornament for ChristmasMaking a light up ornament for ChristmasMaking a light up ornament for ChristmasChristmas STEM Light-up TREE

3. Snowball Launchers (I used ping pong balls or large marshmallows) Great design thinking as students test and retest and redesign their ping-pong ball launchers.

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These holiday STEM activities with copper tape are very popular!

Light up paper snowman Copper TapeSTEM challenge Christmas   6. Build an Igloo out of Sugar CubesGreat building activity. It is harder than it looks!  STEM challenge Winter 7. Chemical and Physical Reactions- Expanding Snowman This one is super fun!  Students put snow in the baggie and add a mystery substance.  Wow!  it blows up big!STEM challenge Winter 8. Light Up Snow Flake OrnamentThese beautiful ornaments are easy to make and the students love them!

Easy to make Light Up Ornaments for STEM

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Making a light up snowflake ornament

9. Building with gumdrops and toothpicksThis STEM challenge is great for small groups. STEM activity Christmas

So many ideas for holiday STEM and Winter STEM

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